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  • Critical Temperatures for Household Appliances

    There are a number of appliances around the house that have user or trade adjustable temperatures and it is not always simple to get them right.Hot Water HeatersMost Hot Water heaters for domestic hot water are factory set to 66deg C. ( 150F ). This is actually hot enough to scald someone so legi...
  • How to secure a ceiling fan

    On other shows we talked about wiring in ceiling fans -- today we dealt simply with how to attach it to the ceiling so that it does not come down on top of the bed like a giant blender.You cannot just attach it to the ceiling drywall.You cannot just attach it to a simple electrical box in the att...
  • Roof Exhaust Hoods

    Larry in Calgary has the problem that the wind makes a lot of noise with the damper on his bathroom exhaust fan.The banging noise of a duct damper can be reduced or eliminated by carefully placing the self adhesive foam insulation strips as soft bumpers against the damper. Make sure that the d...
  • Indoor Air Quality

    Exhaust fans are the minimum necessary in houses for taking out stale air. You may have a fan, but it may not be working. It could be clogged up, improperly installed or simply too noisy for anyone to turn it on. Quiet fans, with good controls are a must in our energy efficient and often stuff...
  • Dripping bathroom fan

    Paul from Ajax, Ontario writes:Two years ago I had a ceiling ventilator fan with lights installed in the bathroom. During a very cold spell, water was dripping from the reflector into the bath tub. It has a 4" aluminum flexible pipe connected from the discharge opening into the attic straigh...
  • ARE WHOLE-HOUSE EXHAUST FANS WORTHWHILE IN A COLD CLIMATE?

    There is no simple answer to this one. Let's narrow the field and talk only about exhaust fans that do not use things like the air-to-air heat exchangers for heat recuperation.Government literature from the Prairie provinces do not recommend them if they must be installed in the attic (the st...
  • ARE BALANCED AIRCHANGE SYSTEMS WORTHWHILE?

    A balanced air-change system is a fan operated system that forces out stale air through exhaust ducts and forces in an equal amount of fresh air through controlled intake ducts. The difference between this and a central exhaust system is that the input air is under active control and balance...
  • How do you clean an exhaust duct?

    If it is a plastic flexible duct, it can be very difficult to clean precisely because it is so flexible. But all ducts can be cleaned with "duct brushes". These are round brushes similar to chimney sweep brushes but much softer, with either a string pull or a rod on the handle. If you can't fi...
  • Getting the bathroom exhaust fan out through the wall.

    Annia asked about getting rid of some mould in her basement bathroom. I have often discussed mould and mould clean-up and in every case I point out that you must have an exhaust fan in the bathroom. So today I thought I would talk about just how you get the exhaust fan duct through the base...
  • Installing a bathroom fan.

    There are many things to consider when installing a bathroom fan, but when we went to install one in a viewer's home, we were stopped short when we discovered that the old one had no duct at all attached to it. It just shot right into the attic. You must get that hot moist air beyond the at...